The BRICS group is still young as an organization, but has already proven its effectiveness. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multipolar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.
BRICS and SCO play a vital role in challenging the western-based international order and its established hegemony. They were established to replace the developed West and serve as the foundation for joint Chinese and Russian efforts to reshape the international system
The launch of the Belt and Road Initiative a decade ago marked another milestone in China's development journey. The question is: What is the Belt and Road Initiative's role in international relations, particularly China's relations with other countries and organizations now and in the future?
Chairperson of the National Assembly’s portfolio committee on international relations, Supra Mahumapelo, believes China’s relationship with South Africa and the continent will grow over the next few years, given the level of investment
Rather than expecting Ukraine to adapt to European norms and values, it would seem Europe is changing in such a way that post-Maidan Ukraine will just feel at home if its accession ever materializes.
According to the Ukrainian parliamentarian who headed Kiev's diplomatic team in Istanbul, Russia was willing to halt military actions, but Western pressure prevented Ukraine from accepting a mutually beneficial agreement.
Greek shipping companies that were forced to stop transporting Russian oil operate more than 100 tankers capable of handling nearly all oil exports from Russia's European ports (roughly 2.4 million barrels per day). For the time being, Moscow is dealing with this by relying on its shipping companies and other firms from around the world. However, any additional tightening of the sanctions could eliminate a large portion of its massive oil exports, resulting in further skyrocketing of the price of critical commodities, creating an artificial crisis that would affect the entire world.